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Scincella silvicola (TAYLOR, 1937)

IUCN Red List - Scincella silvicola - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLeiolopisma silvicolum TAYLOR 1937
Scincella silvicola — MITTLEMAN 1950: 20
Scincella silvicola — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 158
Scincella silvicola — GREER 1974: 7
Scincella silvicola — LINER 1994
Scincella silvicola — GARCIA-VÁZQUEZ & FERIA-ORTIZ 2006
Scincella silvicola silvicola — GARCÍA-VÁZQUEZ et al. 2010
Scincella silvicola — LINKEM et al. 2011
Scincella silvicola — LEMOS-ESPINAL et al. 2016: 131 
DistributionMexico (atlantic slopes in C Veracruz and in the headwaters of the Rio Papaloapam in Oaxaca, Quéretaro, Hidalgo, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Puebla, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila).

Type locality: Forested hill about 10 miles southeast of Córdoba, near San Lorenzo, Veracruz. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100008 (fide SHEA & GREER 2002); was: EHT-HMS 10033 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is derived from the Latin words silva, meaning "forest" and - cola, meaning "an inhabitant." 
References
  • Clause, Adam G., Uri Omar García-Vázquez, Malcolm A. Greeley and Gary R. Clause. 2015. Scincella silvicola (Taylor's ground skink) arboreality. Herpetological Review 46 (3): 438
  • Dixon, James R. and Julio A. Lemos-Espinal 2010. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Queretaro, Mexico. Tlalnepantla UNAM, 428 pp.
  • García-Vázquez, Canseco-Márquez & Nieto-Montes de Oca, 2010. A New Species of Scincella (Squamata: Scincidae) from the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin, Coahuila, Mexico. Copeia 2010 (3): 373-381 - get paper here
  • Garcia-Vázquez, U. & Feria-Ortiz, M. 2006. Skinks of Mexico. Reptilia (GB) (49): 74-79 - get paper here
  • Garcia-Vázquez, U. & Feria-Ortiz, M. 2006. Scincidos de México. Reptilia (Spain) (62): 78-83
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2016. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Coahuila, Mexico, with comparison with adjoining states. ZooKeys 593: 117-137, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.593.8484 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Cruz A 2016. Amphibians and Reptiles of the state of Nuevo León, Mexico. ZooKeys 594: 123-141, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.594.8289 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A., Geoffrey R. Smith 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Check List 11 (3): 1642 - get paper here
  • Linkem, Charles W.; Arvin C. Diesmos, Rafe M. Brown 2011. Molecular systematics of the Philippine forest skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Sphenomorphus): testing morphological hypotheses of interspecific relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 1217–1243
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Mittleman, M. B. 1950. The generic status of Scincus lateralis Say, 1823. Herpetologica 6 (2): 17-24 - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M. and Allen E. Greer 2002. From Sphenomorphus to Lipinia: Generic reassignment of two poorly known New Guinea skinks. Journal of Herpetology 36 (2): 148-156 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobert M.;Auth, David L.;Chiszar, David 1997. Juvenile tail color in Taylor's ground skink (Scincella silvicola). Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 32 (10): 213 - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1937. Two new lizards of the genus Leiolopisma from Mexico, with comments on another Mexican species. Copeia 1937 (1): 5-11 - get paper here
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - get paper here
 
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